|BOIU: Bihor County, Transylvania|
The cemetery is located in Boiu, 3681, judet Bihor, Romania at 4641 2137, 266.6 miles NW of Bucharest and 16 km from Salonta. Alternate names are Baj, Mezobajj (Hungarian). Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 19, by 1900 census was 16, and in 1930 was 8. In May 1944, the Jews were gathered in the Oradea ghetto and on May 23, 25, 28-30, and June 1-5, 27 were deported to Auschwitz. The unlandmarked Orthodox The cemetery was established at end of the 19th century with last known burial in 1939.
The rural/agricultural flat land, separate but near other cemeteries, has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open with permission. A fence with a gate that locks surrounds the site. Approximate pre-WWII size is unknown. Approximate post-WWII size is 14 x 10 m. 1-20 stones are visible. 1-20 stones are in original location. 1-20 stones are not in original location. Less than 25% of the stones are toppled or broken. Location of stones removed from the cemetery is unknown. Vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is not a problem. Water drainage is good all year.
No special sections. The oldest known gravestone dates from 1893. The 19th and 20th century marble and sandstone, and concrete and bricks) flat shaped, smoothed and inscribed, and carved relief-decorated common gravestones. Have Hebrew and Hungarian inscriptions. No known mass graves.
The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery and orchard. Adjacent properties are residential. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop. The never vandalized cemetery maintenance has been re-erection of stones, cleaning stones, and clearing vegetation. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. No structures.
Ursutiu Claudia, Pietroasa Str. no. 21, 3400 Cluj-Napoca, tel: 0040-64-151073 visited the site and completed the survey on 7 July 2000 using the following documentation:
Claudia and Adrian Ursutiu interviewed Paulcek Rodica, 07. 07. 2000, Boiu. [January 2003]
|Last Updated on Friday, 04 January 2013 19:14|